Editor’s Note: We hope you are enjoying the beauty of Spring wherever you find yourself! Many of our bloggers are on Spring Break, and we are currently working to launch the Curriculum Trak podcast (check out the first episodes here). So, this week, for your reading pleasure, we are offering a brief recap of some posts you may have missed from the past few months. Be sure to check into these items (as well as the podcast). If you would like to contribute to the Curriculum Trak blog, view our submission guidelines here.
January Focused on Faith-Learning
It seems everyone gravitated toward mission-alignment in January with some of our highest visited (and most shared) posts relating to biblical integration, faith formation, and a Christian perspective on cultural diversity.
Amp Up the Biblical Integration – Dr. Karen Dorman explores the question: [H]ow can I, as an educator, integrate the Bible into my classes in such a way that it reaches the hearts and minds of my students, and moves them beyond viewing biblical integration as just another part of a lecture or reading the Bible as just another assignment?
Faith Journeys Made Visible – Renee McKeone outlines their approach to Faith Portfolios. We will have a podcast episode in coming weeks where we explore this idea with her and her colleague, Becky, even further.
Culturally Responsive Teaching from a Christian Perspective – Dr. Susie Long unpacks her observations that, “Oftentimes, there is no diversity in our private schools and/or communities. However, this homogenous learning environment could be ideal for promoting respectful and authentic discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Other posts took this theme further. Check out the following:
- Collaboration Keys by Elizabeth Hutchison
- Integration vs. Inclusion: Making Faith more than a Footnote by Christina Sasso
- Immersion Isn’t Just for Language Students by Marie Blanchard
What ideas, practices, or insights would you like to share related to the unique mission of a faith-based school? Consider sharing your thoughts by contributing to the Curriculum Trak blog.